Lola has never been out in a real snow.
That may seem hard to believe, but for some reason, our little corner of the world has had two very mild winters in a row. So, she hasn't made it out this year OR last year (and of course, the year before that wasn't even walking yet!)
When we got just a few precious inches yesterday, and a snow day from school to boot, you can bet we jumped on the opportunity to take advantage of it!
Lolee girl was so excited to get all suited up and play in the white stuff.
We took a jaunt out to a local Forest Preserve, and found out
hey--families of deer like the snow too! We counted 12!
We enjoyed sitting and watching them for awhile. They came so close!
But then...the hills were calling our name. Out came the sleds!
As much as the boys went down the hill, this was the first year there was
NO complaining about coming back up! They truly are growing up....*sniff*....
Even Grandma Jane came along....
....and went down a few times herself!
Lola took turns with a few of us, but DADDY was definitely her favorite "passenger".
She was pretty unsure her first time down (her very first time ever!)....
....but was very brave--even put her hands up! *grin*
She LOVED it!
Both gave Mommy a great smile when they got back up.
A picture I will treasure for a long time, I'm sure.
Since I'm behind the camera so much, I don't usually get to be in photos...but Shane took his
turn snapping, and I got a gem of Lolee and I whooshing down the hill. I love this one!
We had a few of these.....
....but mostly, there were just these.
Such a wonderful adventure....
....and once again, I feel blessed to have a day like this in the books!